Pawtucket Red Sox reportedly have a deal in place to move to Worcester

The team will hold a news conference Friday to discuss the future of the organization.

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The Pawtucket Red Sox have a tentative deal in place to move the team to Worcester, according to reports. –AP Photo/Steven Senne, File

The Pawtucket Red Sox have a tentative deal in place to move the team to Worcester, according to reports.

The team will hold a news conference Friday to discuss the future of the organization, the Globe has confirmed.

While Pawtucket officials have been trying to come up with a plan for a new stadium to keep the Red Sox Triple A affiliate, officials in Worcester have also been looking to get plans in place to build a new stadium in an effort to get the club to leave Rhode Island.

The Pawtucket Red Sox play in McCoy Stadium, which was completed in 1942 and began hosting Minor League Baseball in 1946. The Red Sox Double A affiliate started playing there in 1970, with the Triple A team calling it home in 1973.

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The stadium underwent renovations in 1999 to make it handicap accessible and expand capacity to 10,031.